CRTPO BEGINS PUBLIC OUTREACH FOR THE UPDATE OF THE 2050 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) will begin public outreach on Thursday, November 19, 2020 for the update to its 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The CRTPO is the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Charlotte Urbanized Area, which includes Iredell, Mecklenburg, and the urbanized portion of Union County. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback about the region’s long-range transportation needs and issues affecting the Charlotte Urbanized Area into the year 2050 and beyond. Residents can weigh in on these topics directly on the 2050 MTP web site, 2050mtp.org, by completing a survey, adding comments on the interactive map of the region or submitting the contact form. The public comment period will be open until December 31, 2020.
CRTPO will host a virtual public meeting allowing stakeholders to learn more about the development and importance of CRTPO’s 2050 MTP on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 4p.m. – 5p.m. This meeting will include a panel of transportation influencers from around the state. The panelists will discuss the current transportation opportunities and challenges within the Charlotte region, and how the 2050 MTP can help address transportation needs for the future. Join us by filling out the online RSVP form.
Throughout the 2050 MTP planning process, several resources will be available, geared toward engaging residents in the process, helping to educate stakeholders about transportation planning efforts in our region and providing opportunities for the community to voice their opinions. Visit the 2050 MTP website and follow CRTPO on Facebook (www.facebook.com/crtpo) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/cltregionaltpo). In addition, a toll-free hotline, 800-777-8961, offers instructions in ten languages to allow callers to leave a message with their feedback.
CRTPO meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidance, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) policy board and technical committee meetings will continue to be held virtually, without access to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. CRTPO board delegates and alternates may participate remotely via Zoom. The meetings will also be streamed on Facebook Live for residents and stakeholders.
While it is critical to our communities to follow social distancing guidelines, we want to honor our commitment of providing full access to our public meetings. Residents are encouraged to use Facebook Live to view the meeting.
Residents that wish to provide public comments, can do so by submitting their comments in advance via regular mail or e-mail. The comments must be received by 2 p.m. on the meeting date.. The public comments (or excerpts thereof) will be provided to the CRTPO Board prior to the meeting.
The CRTPO Board agenda and related meeting materials are available on CRTPO’s website in advance of the meetings.
Individuals desiring to submit comments for the public comment period or on the action items can do so by:
City of Charlotte
600 E. Fourth St., 8th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
(please be aware that U.S. Mail is currently being received slower than usual)
Please reference the applicable public comment or action item in your comments. Comments must be received by 2 p.m. on the meeting date to be summarized during the meeting to the CRTPO Board and provided in full as part of the meeting minutes.
Please do not hesitate to contact Neil Burke, CRTPO Secretary with any questions:
CRTPO Board Approves Discretionary Funds for Area Transportation Projects
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board approved funding to several regional transportation projects at its board meeting on February 19, 2020. These funds support projects across three counties, investing in transportation needs to support our growing region. The CRTPO Board awarded $55.4 million in discretionary project funds supporting 28 projects across 17 CRTPO jurisdictions. A complete list of projects approved for funding can be found in the news release here. Visit the Discretionary Projects web page to view the distribution of funds by transportation mode.
For information about NCDOT public meetings, visit the NCDOT public meetings web page.